Parallels 8 Freeze OSX 10.8 Retina MBP

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by DrSkywalker, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. SallyQ


    Parallels Locking Up

    Still getting this issue, it seams that if I set the processors to 4, I am guaranteed a frozen mac, if I leave the processors at 1, it is ok.

    The problem is that with a single processor, Windows 8 is not the best experience, it is very slow and lags, especially with Office 2013.

    This is very frustrating, to the point that I am considering abandoning my investment in Parallels over the years, and trying the competition. I use this for work, and cannot afford for it to be freezing my entire Mac multiple times a day.

    I have had my mac checked by Apple, and they did fine an issue, and replaced the logic board, but the problem with Parallels still exists, so it is not hardware.

    I am running the following.

    - June 2012 MBP Retina
    - 16 GB RAM
    - Intel Core i7 2.7 GHz
    - 750GB SSD
    - This is the highest spec MBP Retina you can get at the time.

    - Parallels Build 8.0.18483

    - Windows 8 (Boot Camp Partition)
    - 3GB Ram
    - 4 vCPU
    - Video 1024

    I am also getting issues with video corruption, where in apps, and also the background, I get lines and corrupted images, at times making it unusable, and requiring a reboot.

    I am not too happy with your product at the moment, these problems need to be resolved.
  2. Nicholas_Head

    Nicholas_Head Bit Poster

    You should first set your number of virtual CPUs to 2. Your machine has two physical cores (and probably hyperthreading shows 4 cores). Setting the VM to 4 virtual CPUs is too much.

    You should provide screenshots/examples of the video corruption, because that may be an actual bug-- open a support ticket with Parallels.

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